Tokyo’s transparent toilets turn heads: The walls of the cubicles are made of special glass which remains see-through until the user locks the door pic.twitter.com/vJ8tHnjY6d— Reuters (@Reuters) August 26, 2020
These spacious, transparent, colourful restrooms have been installed at two parks in Tokyo as part of the "Tokyo Toilet Project" which aims to reinvent public toilets as cleaner and safer facilities.
They came up with this unusual idea so that people could see if the restrooms are clean from the inside before entering it.
Transparent public toilets in Japan that turn opaque when they’re being used.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 24, 2020
One of those cases where you *really* don’t want a tech malfunction. pic.twitter.com/ObMuZ4ZCMs
The Tokyo Toilet Project took the help of architect Shigeru Ban to fulfill their vision.
For those who are wondering how that's possible, let me tell you the toilet walls are made of smart glass. So basically, as long as the door is locked no one from the outside can peep inside.
People on the internet were highly impressed with this innovative concept.
Rad new public toilets in Tokyo are transparent; they have smart glass that turns opaque when they lock the doors.— Sheel Mohnot (@pitdesi) August 21, 2020
Japan is always at the forefront of bathroom innovations! pic.twitter.com/Yhgwt137ry
I need to just move to Japan already.— OP (@StarLuv84) August 18, 2020
Interesting! Thanks for sharing. My interest in public toilets precedes me. 😄 Tokyo tho always bringing the innovation!!— Lynda Lopez (@Lyndab08) August 27, 2020
In Japan, they have transparent toilets that turn opaque when you go in and lock the door. Japan is great. pic.twitter.com/GHdPOmMrMX— Super Comedy Guy (@SuperComedyGuy) August 22, 2020
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